Dome C's Atmospheric Conditions: Implications for Astronomy

J. S. Lawrence*, M. C B Ashley, M. G. Burton, J. W V Storey

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The expectation that exceptional conditions for astronomy would be found at Dome C on the high Antarctic plateau has motivated a coordinated effort by a number of international teams to comprehensively measure the atmospheric conditions at this site. This paper presents an overview of the current status of site testing at Dome C. We discuss the past, present, and planned instrumentation, the main results obtained to date, and the implications of these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-227
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Astronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Antarctic plateau
  • dome C
  • Earth
  • site testing


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